Tea tree essential oil is reputed to be one of the most common essential oils as it is vastly used in cosmetics for its exceedingly versatile benefits. It is present in daily essentials such as lotions, soaps, shampoos, sprays, and deodorants.
Australia’s wonder beauty essential - tea tree essential oil, is produced by steam distillation of the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree. The tree can grow up to 180 inches and usually thrives in moist soils such as swamps, and marshlands.
In skincare, tea tree essential oil is known to have properties that promote healthy-looking skin. It ensures that the skin gets the moisture it needs and encourages skin suppleness. Tea tree essential oil also works to lessen the visibility of acne and blemishes by reducing the amount of facial redness and removing dirt from facial pores caused by commercialised beauty products.
Fond of using makeup? No worries!
Tea tree essential oil is a natural makeup remover that can be used for any skin types. Not only that it removes traces of makeup but it also helps enable the skin to breathe making it appear radiant.
Try this DIY Natural Makeup Remover!
- 6 drops tea tree essential oil
- 6 tsp coconut oil or sweet almond oil
- Mix the ingredients in a small, dark bottle. Shake it for 1-2 minutes.
- Pour a small amount of the mixture onto a cotton ball and gently wipe away makeup.
- Use a clean, damp towel to finish it up.
Body odours are inevitable especially when we are sweating too much. It typically occurs in our armpits, feet, belly button, and other parts of the body. Tea tree essential oil, however, can be used as a natural substitute to commercial deodorants as it greatly works in eliminating bad odours.
Check out this DIY Deodorant!
- 40 drops tea tree essential oil
- 6 tbsp coconut oil
- 6 tbsp shea butter
- ½ cup arrowroot powder
- ½ cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
- 2 tbsp beeswax
- Add in shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil in a glass vessel and melt it in a pot of boiling water.
- Once melted, mix in the arrowroot powder, baking soda, and tea tree oil in the jar. Stir for 2-3 minutes.
- Then, pour the mixture into an old deodorant stick or small aluminum jar and wait until it solidifies.
In Aromatherapy, tea tree essential oil is popular for its fresh fragrance that revitalises a stale atmosphere. It masks foul odours and ousts them with its invigorating, herbal minty scent. It blends well with lemon, peppermint, and eucalyptus essential oil.
Try this DIY Tea Tree-Infused Diffuser Blend!
- 8 drops tea tree essential oil
- 8 drops lemon essential oil
- 8 drops peppermint essential oil
- 8 drops eucalyptus essential oil
- Combine all oils in a small glass bottle. Shake it for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the appropriate amount of drops to your diffuser accordingly.
Tea tree essential oil is undeniably beneficial to several applications, especially in Cosmetics and Aromatherapy. However, it should not be taken internally, or used near and around the eyes to avoid complications.